Airileke and Benny cry freedom over West Papuan rule

December 1, 2016

A freedom song co-written by exiled West Papuan Independence leader Benny Wenda and Melbourne music producer Airileke Ingram has been released to coincide with West Papua’s Independence Day. Ingram, who is of Melanesian descent, said […]

Researcher can feel answers in her bones

November 23, 2016

The state-of-the-art bone technology used by early Indigenous communities may help reveal how they colonised Australia and carved out lives in a new world. From bone nose ornaments to ceremonial bones and work tools, the […]

Cultural connection for children in care

November 17, 2016

A new partnership aims to ensure Indigenous children in care remain connected to culture and country. The partnership between Gudjagang Ngara li-dhi (GNL) and child protection charity Barnardos Australia is the first of its kind […]

National Congress on verge of extinction, say leaders

October 27, 2016

Hopes for a workable, well-funded Indigenous Congress — once lauded as a turning point in Australia’s reconciliation process— are in tatters, with the organisation set up to unite Indigenous Australians on the brink of folding. Directors […]

Mi’Kaisha feels comfortable on her Homeground

September 27, 2016

Mi’Kaisha Masella will be one of the star performers at this year’s Homeground festival at the Sydney Opera House. The 15-year-old features in a line-up that also includes Arnhem Land’s East Journey, New Zealand’s Trinity […]

Empowering walk from the past to the future

September 20, 2016

Batumbil Burarrwanga was just seven years old when she first made the special 60km walk from her home in Mata Mata to Cape Wilberforce through remote East Arnhem Land. Along the way her parents and […]

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